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Fixed star alignments (July 26, 2009)

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  • Mark Andrew Holmes
    As of midnight GMT. Asterisks indicate alignments that weren t there a week ago today (with a 1 00 orb). Jupiter *Sadalsuud (Beta Aquarii) *Bunda (Xi Aquarii)
    Message 1 of 1 , Jul 30, 2009
      As of midnight GMT.

      Asterisks indicate alignments that weren't there a week ago today (with a 1 00'
      orb).




      Jupiter



      *Sadalsuud (Beta Aquarii)

      *Bunda (Xi Aquarii)

      *Deneb Algedi (Delta Capricorni)

      Sador (Gamma Cygni)

      *Al Faras al Awwal (Gamma Equulei)

      Haruspex (Beta Horologii)




      Saturn



      Asterion (Beta Canum Venaticorum)

      Shishimai (Sigma Leonis)

      NGC 3862 (Leonis; galaxy with suspected black hole)

      *Koo She (Delta Velorum)




      Uranus



      Sama al Azrak (Pi-2 Cygni)

      Cocoon Nebula (IC 5146 Cygni)

      Matar (Eta Pegasi)

      Stephan's Quintet (NGC 7317, 7318A, 7318B, 7319 and 7320 Pegasi; a galaxy
      cluster
      discovered by French astronomer Édouard Stephan in 1877)

      Deer Lick Group (NGC 7331, 7335, 7336, 7337, and 7340 Pegasi; a galaxy cluster)



      Neptune



      Baxendell's Nebula (NGC 7088 Aquarii)

      Kuh (Mu Capricorni)

      Sze Wei (Beta Equulei)





      Pluto



      Tao Shou (Theta Arae)

      Ramo (95 Herculis; marks the obsolete constellation Ramo, the Branch)

      Polaris Australis (Sigma Octantis)

      Polarissima Australis (NGC 2573 Octantis; galaxy very close to the south
      celestial pole)


      *Fellah (67 Ophiuchi)

      Poniatovii (70 Ophiuchi; marks the obsolete constellation Taurus Poniatovii,
      Poniatowski's Bull)

      Alnasl (Gamma Sagittarii)

      Spiculum (M-8/M-20/M-21 Sagittarii)

      Lagoon Nebula (M-8 Sagittarii)

      Trifid Nebula (M-20 Sagittarii)

      M-21 (Sagittarii)

      Red Spider Nebula (NGC 6537 Sagittarii)

      Gomez's Hamburger (IRAS 18059-3211 Sagittarii)

      DZ Serpentis (cataclysmic variable aka nova, in Serpens Cauda)



      Eris



      Saderazra (Delta Andromedae)

      VV Cephei (cataclysmic variable)

      Baten Kaitos (Zeta Ceti)





      Ceres



      *Sunflower Galaxy (M-63 Canum Venaticorum)

      *The Mice (NGC 4676 Comae Berenices; two colliding galaxies)

      *Labrum (Delta Crateris)

      *Alkaid (Eta Ursae Majoris)

      *Zavijava (Beta Virginis)

      *Ross 128 (FI Virginis)



      Pallas



      *Acresha (Tau-1 Hydrae)

      *Ukdah (Tau-2 Hydrae)

      *Al Thiba (30 Leonis Minoris)

      *Al Sumut (Alpha Pyxidis)

      *Funis (Beta Pyxidis; marks the the line part of obsolete constellation Lochium Funis, the Log and Line)

      *Malus (Gamma Pyxidis; Pyxis was originally called Malus, the Mast of the Ship Argo).



      Juno


      *Al Agemim (Eta Cephei)



      Vesta



      *Z Camelopardalis (cataclysmic variable)

      *Canopus (Alpha Carinae)

      *Mekbuda (Zeta Geminorum)

      *Cor Monocerotis (19 Monocerotis)

      *The Mini-Coathanger (Harrington STAR 22 Ursae Minoris)




      Chiron



      Bunda (Xi Aquarii)

      Baxendell's Nebula (NGC 7088 Aquarii)

      Sador (Gamma Cygni)

      Sze Wei (Beta Equulei)

      Pherasauval (Delta Equulei)

      Haruspex (Beta Horologii)




      North Node




      Bezek (Eta Aquilae)

      Antinous (58 Aquilae; marks the obsolete constellation Antinous the Abducted
      Boy)

      AX Capricorni (cataclysmic variable)

      *Pe Sze (Alpha Indi; aka The Persian)

      Aladfar (Eta Lyrae)

      BE Octantis (cataclysmic variable)

      Sham (Alpha Sagittae)

      Anser (Alpha Vulpeculae)




      South Node



      Aludra (Eta Canis Majoris)

      Rotten Egg Nebula (OH231.8+4.2 Puppis)

      CI Ursae Majoris (cataclysmic variable)

      EZ Ursae Majoris (cataclysmic variable)

      Bode's Galaxy (M-81 Ursae Majoris)

      *Starburst Galaxy (M-82 Ursae Majoris)

      Holmberg IX (UGC 5336 Ursae Majoris; peculiar, very close eclipsing binary
      enveloped in a cloud of stellar material)

      Anwar al-Farkadain (Eta Ursae Minoris)




      More later.




      Mark A. Holmes
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